Food La La: ‘Legends’ offers new pau hana option

Jul. 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

BY LINDSEY MURAOKA / Special to the Star-Advertiser

Looking to do something fun and different with friends on a Friday night? Head to Waikiki for “Legends in Concert Waikiki Pau Hana Fridays.”

This pau hana special is for Hawaii residents and includes one free drink, complimentary pupu, complimentary wine tasting, VIP lounge access, a meet and greet with “Steven Tyler” (tribute artist Chris VanDahl) and the 75-minute “Rock-A-Hula” concert for $47.79 (regular admission is $59 for just the show).

The food and drinks are served in the VIP lounge. My friends and I ordered the most Hawaiian-style drinks we could find on the menu. When in Waikiki do what the tourists do!

A lychee martini and a Blue Hawaii.

Lychee Martini and Blue Hawaii

A Lava Flow.

Lava Flow

I ate tons of these Huli Huli chicken pieces.


Kalua Pork Taro Bun Sliders.

Kalua Pork Taro Bun Sliders

Then it was time for the show! The show starts off with Elvis (portrayed by Johnny Fortuno) performing some of his popular songs during the 1960’s.

(Courtesy of Legends in Concert Waikiki)

(Courtesy “Legends in Concert”)

Steven Tyler (portrayed by Chris VanDahl) starts off his performance by flying in over the audience onto the stage — all while his hair flows in the wind like a rock star.

(Courtesy of Legends in Concert Waikiki)

(Courtesy “Legends in Concert”)

The most popular act is Michael Jackson (portrayed by Corey Melton). He does an amazing job at speaking, singing, and dancing like Michael, even down to the smallest hand motions and mannerisms.

(Courtesy of Legends in Concert Waikiki)

(Courtesy “Legends in Concert”)

No concert about legends could be complete without Madonna (portrayed by Kimberly Goltry) who performs hits like “Vogue” and “Material Girl”.

(Courtesy of Legends in Concert Waikiki)

(Courtesy “Legends in Concert”)

There is always an “Elvis” performer at the Legends in Concert Waikiki show but the other artists change every 6 months. When I attended the grand opening last year there was an “Elton John” and “Lady Gaga”.

After the show, there’s a meet and greet with all the artists!



If you’re looking for something fun to do with your entire family, Legends in Concert Waikiki is offering a Kama‘aina  summer promotion where kids (up until age 11) can get in for free until September 30, 2013 with the purchase of an adult admission (one  child per paying adult).

Legends in Concert Waikiki is open six nights a week (closed on Mondays). Shows start at 8:00 p.m. Parking is available at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center ($3 for four hours with validation). For reservations, call (808) 629-7469 or check out their website:
Lindsey Muraoka blogs about food and drink for the Pulse. Contact her on Twitter or via email at

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